Startup Day for 200 teens at Boys & Girls Club

by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands' mission is to help those who need us most to become productive caring healthy educated citizens. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming is a tool to help us develop youth. We give the opportunity for members to build on skills while preparing for post-secondary education, a STEM career, and entrepreneurship. STEM Academy students engage in hands-on STEM instruction, receive mentoring and coaching. On startup day 200 students will shine.

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Our youth face lower educational engagement, lower graduation rates, lower post secondary education enrollment, higher poverty, higher unemployment and lower life expectancies in the communities we serve. Tapping into their passions and potential can make the difference between becoming resilient and successful or replicating cyclical poverty. Engaging 200 teens in STEM entrepreneurship and career development activities is a rung on the ladder to short term outcomes and lifelong achievement.


This event showcases STEM and artistic projects completed by teens while engaged in STEM Academy projects where teamwork, entrepreneurship, project management, continuous learning and career development was explored. This one day event unveils art exhibits, gaming arena, app lounge, listening booth and hands on development featuring teens sharing their work and teaching. Startup Day will include a teen pitch competition for startup funding judged by local entrepreneurs and donors/investors.

Long-Term Impact

Teens develop STEAM entrepreneurial skills and get an opportunity to engage in an incubator environment. Long term - students will become more engaged in school, develop a career pathway, graduate from high school then enroll in some level of post-secondary education that will lead to employment and/or business development. 200 teens will participate. Awards will be given to top three teams determined by a panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders, enterpreneurs and investors.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Startup Weekend

Organization Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Location: Omaha, NE - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Nancy Williams
Project Leader:
Nancy Williams
Omaha, NE United States

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